After a series of series political situations and the Russian plane crash in 2015, and all the consequences that has been faced due to this upheaval that made the tourist drove away from visiting Egypt, it has been officially declared that Egypt’s tourism revenues jumped 211.8 percent year on year to $5.3 billion in the first nine months of 2017, compared with $1.7 billion the year before.
The number of tourists who visited Egypt until the end of September 2017 has been elevated to 55.3 % to 5.9 million, with European visitors reaching 3.2 million with an 85 % increase from the previous year. The number is still below the 14.7 million who visited Egypt in 2010 before the revolution of January 2011, but the figures are getting better compared with the previous years’ figures that the Egyptian tourism revenue figures were $3.4 billion in 2016.
The German touristic and business travel website “FVW” announced that the Egyptian tourism continued to recover significantly during the month of September and That the Red Sea, especially the cities of Marsa Alam and Hurghada, has highly demand than Canary Islands which was the largest winter destination for German tourists, who were in the first rank in the nationalities that visit the Red Sea since the cessation of Russian tourism to Egypt by the end of 2015.
The site showed that the latest data issued by “Traveltainment”, the leading travel and tourism booking agency and leading reservations provider, showed an 86% increase in bookings for German tourists to Hurghada, as well as a 121% increase in reservations for Marsa Alam after becoming the preferred destinations for German tourists who wish to spend their winter holidays on the Red Sea coast, with lower demand for travel to other major islands of Las Palmas, Arrecife and Southern Tenerife.